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Toronto Symposium on Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

  • Campbell Conference Facility 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON (map)

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs

Title: Toronto Symposium on Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

We are pleased to invite you to attend an exceptional occasion in Toronto on October 14, one that will celebrate the life and legacy of a man who faced evil with courage and who carried out true acts of heroism.

An honorary citizen of Canada, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is renowned worldwide for his successful efforts to save the lives of tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazi persecution during the Second World War and was posthumously awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2014.

This panel is part of a series of public events taking place this fall in New York, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, through which The Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project aims to increase awareness of Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy and its importance for contemporary mass atrocity prevention, echoing the indispensable message that every individual can make a difference in standing up against mass atrocities.

Speakers: Irwin Cotler, Jonathan Kay & Irvin Studin

Event Partners: The Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the Bill Graham Center for Contemporary International History, the Sentinel Project, and the Swedish Consulate in Toronto